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Covered cup

Chinese for export. [One of] Five covered cups. Bulbous sides, small base-band; reeded twisted strap double handles, leaves at body, decorated in blue & gold. Nankeen borders with gilding. Coat-of-arms: sable three mullets arg quarterly 1 & 3 with crowned portcullis or in center. Crest a martlet...

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With the arms of Newman


Helena Woolworth McCann (b. 1878 - d. 1938), Syosset, NY; by descent to her children, Constance (Mrs. Joseph V.) McMullan, Helena (Mrs. Winston F. C.) Guest, and Frasier McCann; 1941, lent to the MFA by the children of Mrs. McCann, through the Winfield Foundation, New York; 1951, gift of the Winfield Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 10, 1951, Deaccession Date: April 24, 2013)

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The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation

Chinese Export,

Object Place

China for export

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Ceramics, Porcelain